Last time on The Sorting Hat: YA Heroines Edition
It's been nearly a year since I put on my YA Sorting Hat, but since today is Ravenclaw Pride day--and I, of course, am a proud Ravenclaw--I thought I'd dust the old hat off and get it to sort some book boyfriends for us! I was very tempted to call this post "male heroines", for gender-equality reasons, so... you know what, let's pretend I did that. Step right up, bookish boyfriends, and try the hat on. Don't be shy.
This was kind of a no-brainer. Percy is brave to the point of recklessness, tending to hurl himself headlong into any kind of daring adventure without always thinking things through.
Hector from The Girl of Fire and Thorns series by Rae Carson
HECTORRRRRRRRRRR. Brave, valiant, chivalrous, noble, handsome, Hectorly Hector, captain of the guard, dispenser of unnecessary mustaches, king of
Adrian Ivashkov from the Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead
NOW ISN'T THIS A PICKLE. This boy is a hat stall if I ever saw one. (FYI, a hat stall is when the hat takes its sweet time sorting, and so the poor first year has to sit there on the stool of sorting doom and wait until the hat fiiiinally makes up its mind). I bet some of you are thinking that I've lost my miiiiind to put infamous wastrel vampire Adrian Ivashkov in Gryffindor, but like with Neville, I SEE THE POTENTIAL. I have looked deeeeeep into those beeyootiful green eyes, past the humor and the drinking and the laziness, and I see a man with great potential and tremendous amounts of bravery who is willing to do anything for the people he loves.
This was another no-brainer for me! Levi was the reason I wanted to do more YA Sorting Hat, because he's just such a sweet, friendly, smiley Hufflepuff. *cuddles Levi* Hey, and Rainbow agrees!
Cricket from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Another obvious choice! Sweet, shy, adorable Cricket is basically the ultimate Hufflepuff. His heart is true, and his love is pure, and he's certainly a hard worker.
Chaol from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
THIS WAS A TOUGHIE. Chaol is such a Gryffindor. He's a brave Captain of the Guard, after all, devoting his life to protecting his country. But there's one word in the (perpetually underestimated) Hufflepuff credo that I kept snagging on: loyal. And as I thought about my beloved Chaol, I realized that loyalty to Dorian above all things is what's at the heart of him. So although he may truly be a Gryffindor, I decided to sort him into Hufflepuff. BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE IT.
Etienne St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss
Okay, I know Stephanie put him in Gryffindor, but if I were the Sorting Hat, I'd put St. Clair in Ravenclaw (I feel like I just committed blasphemy). He's always reading those fat history books, and he tends to over-think things, and he's all cultured, and British accents make you sound smart, okay? SORRY.
Gansey from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
Gansey, the boy with a thousand faces, all of which I want to kiss. Scholar Gansey is one of my favorite Ganseys, and at the heart of him is his search for Glendower, which is certainly an intellectual journey if there ever was one.
Augustus from The Fault in Our Stars
So says John Green, and who am I to disagree?
Warner from the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi
Warner, my hot, troubled, accidentally sort-of-evil-but-not baby. You have a jerk exterior and insides made of puppies and rainbows. You are still kind of a jerk, and you make often not-so-kind decisions to achieve your kindly ends. Plus you look damn good in green.
Nikolai from the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
You look damn good in everything and nothing, you handsome, cunning, delicious devil of a prince.
The Darkling from the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
How do you say "duh" in Ravkan?
Agree? Disagree? Where would you sort your book boyfriends?